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Creditors Unhappy With Leeds Deal

Some of the smaller creditors to Leeds United have voiced their opinions regarding the acceptance of the 1p in the 1 offer from Ken Bates that was accepted during the CVA meeting of last week. It is believed that despite interest from other parties, the creditors were only allowed to bid for the Bates deal, which was offering considerably less return than at least one of the alternatives.

A great example of one unhappy creditor is Holmfirth based balloon supplier Ballyhoo Banners and Balloons who will now receive just 9.14 of the 914 owed to them. The company supplied party related items for club New Years parties over the past few years. Company owner Paul Garlick said : 'It's odd, that is the feeling among an awful lot of people.

'No other offer ever had a chance unless somebody was going to come along and say 'here's 35m, everyone gets paid in full.'

'If they are effectively waiving their debts and not taking control of the club because Ken Bates has control, what's in it for them? That's something that has really got to be asked.'


Jonathan Batchelor, of Ramus Seafood Ltd has seen his company receive just 22 quid from the total money owed by the club and isn`t particularly pleased with the club`s situation. Batchelor told the Yorkshire Post: 'I find the whole thing a huge mess; a tragedy, to be honest.

'What really annoys me and a lot of other people in our situation is that in a normal business environment this kind of thing can't happen. In any other line of business the way this has been gone about wouldn't have been allowed.'



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Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 8 2007

Time: 7:05AM

Your Comments

It's unbelievable that smLl businesses are "done over" in a fashion. I used to have alot of respect for Ken Bates as you were massively in debt when he came. But perhaps he should of stood aside and let someone salvage and help the club. I really hope it works out for you and we look forward to playing against you this season. Best Regards Bristol Rovers
pandapops
ooo god
Super-Leeds
It makes you wonder why they excepted his 1p in the pound when others were offering 40p.
dazza71
yer i no ay
Mr God
Coz they new the true value of your sh#*ty council estate with seats and thought a penny was over priced but took it to be polite!!!!!!!!
Dicksy
Dazza are you the only Leeds fan on this site who speaks English? "yer i no ay" - Whats that supposed to mean? Is it a mating call?
OLASAL
 

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